Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, turnips are rich in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. They have umpteen health benefits and are great for weight loss too. However, like all other vegetables and fruits, you must eat them in moderation. They can be a part of your regular diet but eating cruciferous vegetables daily in all meals may not be as healthy in the long run as you think. Ms. Mita Shukla, Chief Nutritionist, Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata tells you how eating excess cruciferous vegetables can affect your health:
Instead of concentrating on eating only one or a certain type of vegetable, move to a balanced or rounded diet. Included fibre, protein and add other vegetables and meat to your diet to increase your nutrition levels. Cook these vegetables instead of eating them raw. Mixing them with other vegetables is also a good idea to continue their consumption and prevent bloating or thyroid problems. If you already have hypothyroidism or goitre, then cruciferous vegetables must be avoided. You can consult your doctor before adding them to your diet. Here's a list of foods you must avoid if you are suffering from hypothyroidism.